alcohol harms

WHO/Europe Factsheet: Policy Action Needed to Reduce Cancers Attributable to Alcohol Use

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WHO
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This fact sheet provides up-to-date information and guidance on the links between alcohol and a range of cancers, including some of the most common types, such as female breast cancer and colorectal cancer, for those involved in designing and implementing policies that affect public health.

Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

The 8th Awareness Week on Alcohol related Harm will be held from 16th to 20th November. This year’s theme is: Alcohol & Cancer The aim of the Awareness Week on Alcohol related Harm is to raise awareness among EU policymakers of the harms caused by alcohol, to increase awareness of the need to address alcohol-related harm in Europe and highlight the need to address it through an integrated approach to alcohol policy. You can find

‘It’s everywhere’ – alcohol’s public face and private harm

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Alcohol Health Alliance UK

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) is supporting the Commission on Alcohol Harm: An Inquiry into the Effects of Alcohol on Society.

The Commission was established to examine the current evidence on alcohol harm, recent trends in alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. 

The Relationship Between Alcohol-related Hospital Admission and Specialist Alcohol Treatment Provision in England

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Roberts, E., Hotopf, M., & Drummond, C. (2020). The relationship between alcohol-related hospital admission and specialist alcohol treatment provision across local authorities in England since passage of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-3. doi:10.1192/bjp.2020.120

In March 2012 the Health and Social Care Act (HSCA) was approved, resulting in the commissioning responsibility of specialist drug and alcohol service transferring from the National Health Service (NHS) to local authorities in England.

This shift was designed to allow greater flexibility and freedom to respond to local need.

Alcohol Change UK Grants Programme & Research Strategy

Alcohol Change UK have opened a new grants programme alongside a research strategy [pdf] outlining its funding priorities and plans for 2020 to 2023. The New Horizons grants programme is now open with the first round of grants focused on developing a greater understanding of 'Groups, Communities and Alcohol Harm', particularly those that focus on: Groups, sub-groups and communities that are subject to stigma, discrimination or structural disadvantage by society at large or by the

Commission on Alcohol Harm

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) is supporting a Commission on Alcohol Harm, consisting of a panel of varied experts. The Commission on Alcohol Harm has been established to examine the current evidence on alcohol harm, recent trends in alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. The Commission will also examine the need for a new comprehensive UK-wide alcohol strategy. AHA are keen to have input from academic researchers

Symposium on Campus-based Interventions to Reduce Alcohol-related Harms Among College and University Students

Quebec,

Hear from international experts, network with colleagues working to reduce alcohol harms on Canadian campuses, and learn more about strategies and programs targeting individual students, the campus culture and surrounding communities. 

Speakers to include:


Dr Jennifer Merrill, Brown University, Rhode Island, U.S.
Students’ Motivation for Change 

Registration is now open and is free of charge.

Alcohol Country Fact Sheets

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World Health Organisation
The 30 country fact sheets for EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland present data on consumption, consequence, and policy implementation for the year 2016, aiming to give guidance to national decision-makers for further priority-setting in the field of alcohol and public health.